Estimating the duration of Plasmodium falciparum infection from trials of indoor residual spraying.

@article{Sama2004EstimatingTD,
  title={Estimating the duration of Plasmodium falciparum infection from trials of indoor residual spraying.},
  author={Wilson Sama and Gerry F. Killeen and Tom A Smith},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2004},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={
          625-34
        }
}
We reviewed the use of simple mathematical models to estimate the duration of Plasmodium falciparum infection after transmission has been interrupted. We then fit an exponential decay model to repeated cross-sectional survey data collected from three historical trials of indoor residual spraying against malaria: one from two contiguous districts in Tanzania-Kenya (Pare Taveta) carried out in 1954, the others in West Papua (1953), and the Garki project in northern Nigeria (1972-1973). A cross… 

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